31 May 2013

Beautiful Photographs Of Exploding Light Bulbs

Indiana-based photographer Jon Smith has taken a beautiful series of photographs capturing the moment a light bulb explodes.

Smith starts by unscrewing the bottom of the light bulb before filling it with a variety of different objects like paint, chalk, marbles or flowers.

He then shoots the bulbs with a pellet gun and captures the images with a high speed camera and a sound activated flash trigger.

A chemist by day, photography for him is a creative outlet to balance the analytical part of his brain.

Smith particularly loves photographing light bulbs because they seem very ordinary.

By shooting them exploding with different materials, he “creates an interesting juxtaposition” that he is drawn to.

Head over to his photostream on Flickr to view more of his photography.

[via Daily Mail, Flickr]